Ideas are spontaneous events and they can come up at the least expected moments. Being unable to put down these ideas in the well-detailed and creative manner can cause one to lose them. This utility is for creating mind maps (diagrams of connections between ideas), and electronic outlines. The main purpose of this application is to offer tools for mind mapping and using mapped information.
The application features a clean and comprehensive user interface that offers you the possibility of inserting a wide range of objects into the mind map, which includes stars to represent ratings, light bulbs to represent ideas, information signs, smiley faces, flags, numbers and question or exclamation marks. It has support for extensions such as HTML, TXT and XLS, enabling you to export the mind map to these formats.
It comes with a library of templates from which you can choose to create a new mind map, and the application enables you to create an encrypted map. You can configure the view settings (Presentation mode, full-screen mode, outline view), change the map background color, add hyperlinks and images, build and edit nodes and apply different styles.
All in all, the application allows you to put down your ideas in a creative and organized manner.
Portable Freeplane is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in education category and is available to all software users as a free download.